The club is holding it's annual "Turnbull Gala" on Sunday 18th Sept at Cheam Leisure Centre from 4.00 to 6.00pm.
This is one of 2 club galas held during the year and is aimed at our newer and younger swimmers, although swimmers of any age are welcome to enter. Swimmer must be able to swim 1 length in the stroke(s) they are entering.
Please note that the gala is only open to swimmers who did not win an event in either last year's club championships or Turnbull gala (please see the list of swimmers who are not allowed to enter below).
This provides the opportunity for other swimmers to compete for medals, awarded to the 1st 3 in each event.
There are 1 length races in all strokes for each age group. Swimmers can enter a maximum of 2 races. Entry is free, but there will be a small charge for spectators on the day.
If you wish to submit an entry, please print the attached entry form and complete with the swimmers name, dob and choice of races.
Please hand this in at the desk no later than Fri 16th Sept. If you are not able to print the entry form I will accept entries by email.
We're excited to announce the appointment of Adam as our new Head coach. Adam has been on poolside alongside the other coaches for the last few weeks. I'm sure those that have not had a chance to introduce yourself yet, will be able to do so in the coming weeks.
Adam will take over from Terry who has done a fantastic job (along with the teachers and coaches) of building the club over the past few years. Terry will continue to be an active coach at Cheam Marcuda, working alongside Adam to drive the club forward.
Adam is a Level 3 Coach and was Head Coach at Epsom District SC for over 7 years, and before Epsom, both swam and coached for Kingston Royals SC. Adam has coached a number of national, regional and county champions and medallists, achieved promotion to the Premier Division of the National Swimming League, and been lucky enough to have a swimmer at both Commonwealth and Olympic Trials.
I've been really impressed with the attitude of the swimmers, coaches and parents since I started at Cheam and I'm looking forward to working with you all in the coming months and years. Swimming is such a fantastic sport, which, installs a level of discipline that will stay with swimmers their whole life. The more you commit, the harder you train, the more you achieve.
I believe the club has had a wonderful year in the pool, we retained the octopus league championship, more swimmers achieved Surrey Championship qualifying time than in the previous couple of years and we have over 30 girls and boys eligible for the development champs: a big jump up from before. We seem to have swimmers competing at open galas almost every week and I'm pleased to say, setting PBs and bringing home medals from them all. The number of PBs has caused Sue & Charlotte more than a few headaches with Octopus league selection as swimmers become too fast for various races. Myself and the other coaches are very proud of what you are achieving.
On the plus side of teaching, I welcome Adam Mason to the team along with William Kyriacou coming back from university. On the down side we will soon be losing Neil Ridge as he is moving away from the area; Neil has done a great job with a group of improving young swimmers. We are also losing Emily & Heather from our helpers as they are off to Uni. I must say a big thank you to the rest of the coaching and teaching staff for making things work so well. Well done to you the swimmers for your hard work, we are all very proud of you. Lastly, thanks to you, the parents for your help and support
We have changed our bank account, please can we ask you to switch your standing order arrangements over. Our new details are:
Account number: 60089060
Sort Code: 30-99-66
Any problems please email - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven't setup your standing order yet, please use our new bank details. If you have already setup a standing order using the previous bank details, please read on.
You should try to switch at your earliest convenience. If your standing order is scheduled to stop for the August break, please make sure to use our new bank details comes September. If your standing order is running from January to November, please use our new bank details when you next renew your standing order for your first payment in January 2017.
The London Borough of Sutton Swimming Association (LBSSA) are organising and funding this gala on the 15th of April which is open to all swimmers at our club. The aim of the gala is to provide an opportunity for newer swimmers to experience a "proper gala" environment, equally our more experienced swimmers are also encouraged to attend to gain further competition practise. The event will have fully qualified officials and will run like a typical licensed gala.
This is a really good opportunity for swimmers to get some gala experience and gain times which can then be used to judge future progress. There are 50m races in all strokes and also 100m Individual Medley. There is no minimum age but swimmers should be able to comfortably complete 50m in the strokes they wish to enter.
If you wish to enter, all you need to do is email us the name and age of the swimmer. There is no need to decide which races at this stage, swimmers can decide this on the evening of the gala.
You can download and read this document for more information on the gala program.
Please note that the Friday evening training session at Cheam will be cancelled on this day.
Results now available on our Results page.
Cheam Marcuda were well represented at the Cranleigh Open Meet on 24th January. There were some great swims, including some new PBs and a huge medal haul. Individual medal winners are listed below:
Hallie Agabeg: 3 golds, 2 silvers & 1 bronze
Jordan Fitzpatrick: 2 golds, 1 silver & 1 bronze
Mitch Keay: 2 golds, 1 silver & 1 bronze
Libby Harris: 1 gold, 2 silvers & 2 bronze
Michael Bacomo: 1 gold, 2 bronze
Etti Garrett: 1 gold, 1 bronze
Richard Fitzpatrick: 1 gold
Lauren Prince: 1 gold
Maegan Mujer: 2 silvers, 1 bronze
Zak Jelley: 1 silver, 1 bronze
Liam Sale: 2 bronze
Isobel Evans: 1 bronze
Euan Go: 1 bronze
Other swimmers who represented the club and gained some fantastic PBs were Charlotte Arkwright, Ashley Rovero, Jonathan Banning and Sam Houghton.
Lauren Prince got her first ever Surrey time in the 100m fly.
Hallie Agabeg gained a total of 13 gala points to win the Top Girl award at the meet.
Good Luck to Maegan, Mitch, Hallie and Lauren for achieving Surrey Qualifying times, all with be completing over the next few weeks at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford Spectrum and Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
Well done to all the Cheam Marcuda swimmers who completed in this year's Borough Championship held at Westcroft. There were many great swims and plenty of PBs across the A and B categories.
Podium places went to Lauren, Maya R, Sam, Liam, Isobel, Richard, Zak, Etti, Soryin, Herbert, Maegan and Mitch. Well done to Herbert for finishing 1st in the 9/10 years 50m butterfly. Event 11 – Girls 13 & under 300m Freestyle Relay saw Lara W, Charlotte, Cerys, Etti, Maegan and Lauren picking up the bronze medal for the club.
B grade winners were Faith, Cerys, Freya, Euan, Liam, Soryin, Maegan, Lara W, Tracey, Rafael, Alex, Mitch, Lauren, Isobel, Shantel and Lara S.
There were plenty of PBs from Jordan, Charlotte, Cho, Luca, Jonathan, Owain, Michael, Kym, Aoife, Gabriella, Christopher, Gabriel, Maya M, Nev, Ellie and Billy.
In total 22 A and 27 B grade medals, making a grand total 49 medals. Well Done Team.
On the night Cheam were announced second however, after some invalid results were moved to 1st. This is a fantastic result that launches the team into first place at the beginning of this special Octopus Olympiad league.
There was some tough competitive swimming by all the clubs, but it was Cheam Marcuda that took first place by only 3 points from South Croydon. As always the other clubs never make it to easy so there were plenty of PB’s and great swims by all.
|Teams||Gala points||League points|
|1. Cheam Marcuda||235||8|
|2. South Croydon||232||7|
|3. Eltham Stingrays||221||6|
|4. Woodside & Thornton Heath||194||5|
|5. Sutton & Cheam||190||4|
Well done swimmers, parents and poolside helpers.
Round 2 will take place on Saturday 12th March, round 1 results soon available on the website.
Saturday 9th January saw the clubs annual presentation evening with special guests Anne and Dennis. Most swimmers that won in the club championship were present.
Anne and Dennis made a special journey to be with as many swimmers and friends from the club new and old. I am sure that everyone appreciated the opportunity to see them one more time to wish them all the best.
With 50 years of support, guidance and encouragement behind them, the presentation evening was a perfect chance to say "Thank You".
Anne and Dennis would like to relay many thanks to everyone that attended.
"Please can you relay our utter delight over last Saturday's celebrations we had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing everyone. Our gifts were delightful and thank you to you all. Always grateful to hear from anyone and our hearts still in the club." Anne and Dennis
Many Thanks to everyone that helped with the organisation and smooth running of this evening.
With Christmas and New Year out of the way, what better way to start 2016 than with a meet at the London 2012 Olympic venue.
The Cheam Marcuda Swimmers were Shantel, Faith, Isobel, Maegan, Lauren, Mitch, Liam and Zak. All swam exceptionally well in this 50m pool, and gained PB's in every race, showing just how much they wanted to win.
It was Maegan, Isobel and Shantel that all picked up medals, with Maegan achieving a Surrey time in the 50m Butterfly and taking first place in a time of 39.73.
Well done swimmers, results to follow